Hospitals Weirton WV

is an examination most often performed in an outpatient setting. It is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. And although, you'll need to take it easy for a few hours afterwards, you will start to feel like yourself again very soon after the sedation wears off.

Weirton Medical Center
(304) 797-6000
601 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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East Liverpool City Hospital
(330) 385-7200
425 West Fifth Street
East Liverpool, OH
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Aliquippa Community Hospital
(724) 857-1212
2500 Hospital Drive
Aliquippa, PA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Weirton Medical Center
(304) 797-6000
601 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
Medicare Number
510023
Bed Count
240

Trinity Health System
(740) 283-7000
380 Summit Avenue
Steubenville, OH
Specialty
Hospitals

Trinity Health System
(740) 283-7000
380 Summit Avenue
Steubenville, OH
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Franciscan Services Corp

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Kindred Hospital-Pittsburgh
(412) 494-5500
7777 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA
specialty
Long-Term Acute Care
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Kindred Healthcare

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Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh
(412) 494-5500 x 4356 Central Admissions Office
7777 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA
Types of Care
Outpatient Care

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Weirton Medical Center
(304) 797-6000
601 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
Specialty
Hospitals

Trinity Health System
(740) 283-7000
380 Summit Avenue
Steubenville, OH
Medicare Number
360211
Bed Count
355

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What to Do When Solo for Surgical Procedures

Q: I have to go in for a colonoscopy. The problem is I live far away from my folks and most of my friends have to work. Is it really necessary for me to have someone take me home after this procedure?

 

 

Yes, because you will receive sedation, you will need someone to drive you home. Colonoscopy is an examination most often performed in an outpatient setting. It is most often used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. And although, you'll need to take it easy for a few hours afterwards, you will start to feel like yourself again very soon after the sedation wears off.

Here are some tips that will hopefully help you out:

1. Make Car Concierge Arrangements: Many cities and hospitals, such as Cleveland Clinic, offer car transportation services for singles or out-of-state patients.

2. End of Day or Weekend Scheduling: Try to set up your appointment later in the day or find a Physician that will do the procedure on Saturday so that you can be accompanied.

3. Extend Down Time: The amount of time you can rest afterward may vary from place to place, so ask your physician if you can stay longer, especially if you're still feeling groggy.

4. Fuel Up: Since you will not have eaten prior to the procedure, it is important that you bring a nourishing snack along like orange juice, some almonds and yogurt to get you back on your feet.


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